Brewcity Bruisers

The Brewcity Bruisers is a women's flat-track roller derby league based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Founded in 2005, the league played their tenth season in 2016. The Bruisers are a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).[1]

Brewcity Bruisers
League logo
Metro areaMilwaukee, Wisconsin
CountryUnited States
FoundedOctober 19, 2005
TeamsAll-Stars (A-Team)
Battlestars (B-Team)
Crazy 8's
Maiden Milwaukee
Shevil Knevils
Rushin' Rollettes
Track type(s)Flat
VenueUW-Milwaukee Panther Arena
AffiliationsWFTDA
Websitebrewcitybruisers.com

History and organization

Brewcity Bruisers was founded in late 2005 by skaters "Jesse Jameson", "Butch Cassidy" and "Cris Carny Power",[2] and was announced as a new member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association in May 2007.[3] By 2011 the league was setting high-water marks for attendance, drawing over 3500 people to an event at U.S. Cellular Arena.[4]

The Brewcity Bruisers home league is composed of four home teams, the Crazy 8s, the Maiden Milwaukee, the Shevil Knevils, and the Rushin' Rollettes. Brewcity also has two travel teams, the All-Stars A-Team and the Battlestars B-team. The league is supported by a cheer/dance team called the Brewcity Beerleaders, as well as a group of skating referees and NSOs (Non-Skating Officials).

WFTDA competition

In 2009 Brewcity was the ninth seed at the WFTDA North Central Regional Tournament and finished in seventh place after an overtime victory over Burning River Roller Girls, 126-116.[5] Brewcity was the fifth seed at the 2010 North Central Playoff, but finished in eighth place following a 138-84 loss to North Star Rollergirls.[6] As the seventh seed in 2011, Brewcity finished in seventh place with a 157-99 victory over Cincinnati Rollergirls.[7] Brewcity was the ninth seed at the final North Central Playoff in 2012, and improved to a sixth-place finish, ending with a 222-61 loss to Detroit Derby Girls.[8]

In 2013, the WFTDA changed their playoff structure, and Brewcity qualified for the WFTDA Division 2 International Playoff tournament in Des Moines, Iowa as the second seed, ultimately finishing in sixth place.[9] Brewcity returned to Division 2 Playoffs in 2014 as the fourth seed in Duluth, and finished in seventh place with a 186-174 victory over Brandywine Roller Girls.[10] In 2015, Brewcity was the ninth seed at Division 2 Playoffs in Detroit, but lost all three of their games to finish in tenth place.[11]

Rankings

Season Final ranking[12] Playoffs Championship
2007 27 WFTDA[13] DNQ DNQ
2008 8 NC[14] DNQ DNQ
2009 6 NC[15] 7 NC[5] DNQ
2010 8 NC[16] 8 NC[6] DNQ
2011 7 NC[17] 7 NC[7] DNQ
2012 7 NC[18] 6 NC[8] DNQ
2013 62 WFTDA[19] 6 D2[9] DNQ
2014 50 WFTDA[20] 7 D2[10] DNQ
2015 60 WFTDA[21] 10 D2[11] DNQ
2016 107 WFTDA[22] DNQ DNQ
2017 103 WFTDA[23] DNQ DNQ

References

  1. ^ "Brewcity Bruisers – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  2. ^ Hostettler, DJ (15 October 2010). "Five big years for the Brewcity Bruisers". Urban Milwaukee. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  3. ^ "WFTDA Newsletter - May 2007". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 12 May 2008. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  4. ^ "This Week in Milwaukee". Shepherd Express. 17 March 2011. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  5. ^ a b Marshall, Justice Feelgood (18 September 2009). "North Central Regionals Capsule Recaps | Derby News Network". www.derbynews.net. Derby News Network. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  6. ^ a b Marshall, Justice Feelgood (10 September 2010). "2010 North Central Region Playoffs Recaps | Derby News Network". www.derbynews.net. Derby News Network. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  7. ^ a b "North Central 7th Place: 7NC Brewcity Takes Down 5NC Cincinnati, 157-99 | Derby News Network". www.derbynews.net. Derby News Network. 9 October 2011. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  8. ^ a b Marshall, Justice Feelgood (16 September 2012). "NC 5th Place: 6NC Detroit Holds Back 9NC Brewcity, 222-61 | Derby News Network". www.derbynews.net. Derby News Network. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  9. ^ a b Talionis, Lex. "D2DM 5th Place: Dallas Pumps Brewcity, 237-207 | Derby News Network". www.derbynews.net. Derby News Network. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  10. ^ a b Talionis, Lex (17 August 2014). "D2D 7th: Brewcity Slugs Brandywine, 186-174 | Derby News Network". www.derbynews.net. Derby News Network. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  11. ^ a b "2015 WFTDA D2 Playoffs: Detroit Central | Derby Central". Derby Central. 31 August 2015. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  12. ^ "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  13. ^ "Current WFTDA Rankings", Derby News Network, October 2007
  14. ^ "Rankings – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Archived from the original on 2 February 2009. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  15. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 30 April 2010. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  16. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 2 March 2011. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  17. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 25 January 2012. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  18. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 20 March 2013. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  19. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2013 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  20. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2014 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  21. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2015 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  22. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2016 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  23. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2017 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 8 January 2018.

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